March 6, 2014
Curio Bay is a lovely setting with a great beach, fairly narrow at high tide, that winds clear around the bay with soft but compact sand, great for running.
A rock-faced cliff runs along one end near the camp ground and store, above which is a beautiful spot for watching waves crash on the rocks below.
Just up the coast, within walking distance, is a petrified forest touted as one of the few visible from the Jurassic period. It is also home to yellow eyed penguins, most likely seen at dusk or just before sunrise.
Saw this guy standing on the bluff above the campground blocking the road out to the overlook spot. I didn’t pass him the first time but went back about 2 hours later. He was still standing in the same spot with his nose held up towards the sun as if he were daring me to pass. “10 meters, remember 10 meters”, he seemed to taunt. 10 meters is the distance they say you’re supposed to keep between you and them.
The beach house at Curio Bay has great views of the beach and the waves crashing on the breakers in the distance.
The studio, albeit a little worn, is all about the view. You can watch the waves from bed in the supper comfy bed dressed with a down comforter.
The bathroom and the kitchenette are clean and adequately equipped. An amazing place to hang out if you are lucky enough to have good weather. Even in bad weather I imagine that it is a great vantage point from which to watch the storm surge.
The only negative is that the place is not tended. The key is left for you a few houses up the road with direction to find your beach house. All well and fine, unless you have a problem, and then it may be slow to get an issue resolved. The smoke detector battery was beeping when we arrive and we ended up taking out the battery ourselves to stop the incessant noise as we couldn’t get a hold of someone with a new battery.